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Autonomous Cars to take-off as Google patents a “sticky” layer for protection

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie has looked at the issue of autonomous (self-driving) cars before. Over the past 2 years there has been a regular stream of stories about them. One publication anticipates 10 million self-driving cars on the roads worldwide by 2020. In their report “Self-Driving Cars: The Next Revolution” analysts KPMG say: The new […]

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Written-Off UK Imports Prominent in Ireland

PRESS RELEASE Follow-Up to RTÉ Prime Time Programme Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE reports today (11th May) on the actual numbers of written-off vehicles imported into Ireland from the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015. In a first-of-its-kind analysis – which follows-up on last night’s RTÉ Prime Time programme – Cartell reports that 10.75% of all UK […]

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Donagh Kelly retains Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes title!

Vehicle history check expert Cartell.ie congratulate Donagh Kelly and co-driver Conor Foley who have retained their Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes title in Kerry. The pair emerged victorious 12 months ago with 50 seconds to spare and they repeated that feat with a fantastic performance around this year’s stages. Kelly, in his Ford Focus WRC, began Sunday […]

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Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes this weekend!

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is delighted to welcome you to the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes in Killarney this May Bank Holiday weekend (Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May). This fantastic international event is expected to draw thousands of fans and a new programme of events has been lined up this year to […]

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Child Safety of Paramount Importance

Vehicle History expert Cartell.ie are happy to promote the following infographic provided to us by WoodStock Motors concerning child-seat safety: this is a particularly important issue. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) say 3 in 4 child seats are incorrectly fitted in Ireland. They have a “Check it Fits” service to assist with this exact issue. […]

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New Cars Sales in the EU up 6% in March

Registrations of new cars in the EU posted strong growth in March, up 6% to 1.7 million units and marking the 31st consecutive month of growth – according to Motortrader.com. The online motor publication said the performance in volume terms was close to March 2007 levels, just before the financial meltdown in 2009. Registrations were […]

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Official Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes Launch

Press Release Killarney and District Motor Club held the official launch to the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes on Easter bank holiday Monday at Scotts Hotel Killarney. There were some beautiful rally cars on display and a large crowd in attendance. Officials, Organisers, Sponsors, distinguished guest speakers such as TD Brothers Michael & Danny Healy […]

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Cartell.ie International Rally is launched in Killarney!

Cartell.ie representatives John Byrne and Donal Lawlor attended the launch of the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes 2016 in Killarney during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. The event was hosted by event organizers The Killarney and District Motor Club, Anthony O’Connor Rally of the Lakes COC and the rally Organising Committee. It took place […]

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New and Used Market Snapshot March 2016

For this analysis we looked first at the models selling well in the used vehicle market so far in 2016 and compared those results to the same period for last year. The tables below show you there has not been much change in consumer sentiment year-over-year. The Ford Focus has been consistently the best performer […]

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Cartell at the Geneva Motor Show 2016

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie is at the 86th Geneva Motor Show. This is the 5th year we’ve covered the Show and it’s as extravagant as last year. There is a new Aston Martin, a new Ferrari and best of all – a replacement for the Bugatti Veyron. We’ll get around to all that […]

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New Vehicle Market up 23%

PRESS RELEASE USED MARKET UP 5% Vehicle History and Data expert Cartell.ie report today (26th February) the market for both new and used vehicles is up in 2016 – the increase is significant in the case of new vehicle sales. Total transactions for new vehicles stand at 64,718 in the year up to February 25. […]

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Geneva Motor Show 2016 Preview

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie will be at the Geneva Motor Show again this year. Once again we’ll feature on this site some of the best vehicles the show has on display including mass-market vehicles which will appeal to our consumers and traders! While we are a couple of weeks away from the start of the […]

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New dawn for Motorhub team

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie shares the following news concerning vehicle and automotive market information provider motorhub.ie: Motorhub.ie today announces its new team line-up. Four motor journalists- Michael Sheridan, Brian Kellett, Bob Flavin and Daragh Ó Tuama- have decided to combine their many years of experience to take the Motorhub website, www.motorhub.ie, to a new level. […]

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Cartell featuring in the Media

Vehicle History Check Cartell.ie was delighted our recent story on vehicle retirements featured nationwide in national and local media. Readers will remember our story highlighted how 2016 presents an opportunity for increased car sales as 130,000 vehicles are expected to retire from the fleet this year – up 12% on last year. We particularly liked […]

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Ford and Google still considering autonomous vehicle partnership

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie was waiting to hear the announcement of these two giants making a potential partnership in respect of autonomous cars. Even though Ford and Google didn’t announce it at CES, despite rumours the partnership was imminent, -according to The Economist– a new report from The Wall Street Journal reports that the companies […]

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Gearing up for Winter Driving

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie promotes safe driving – in the Winter months – and throughout the year. We are delighted to display information from Southside Motor Factors which details some tips for motorists over the Winter months. Remember, even though there has been little sign of ice and snow so far this year, […]

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Electric Vehicles still stall

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie has written many times about electric vehicles (EVs) including about the relatively low take-up on EV ownership in Ireland. While things have improved this year- 677 all-electric vehicles were purchased representing a significant increase over last years figure of 270 – we’re still no where near the levels of exponential growth […]

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Why MPG figures may be unrealistic

On a couple of occasions vehicle history expert Cartell.ie posted blogs about the unrealistic MPG figures claimed by some manufacturers: including when consumer watchdog WhatCar? indicated real-world figures were less than claimed and launched “True MPG Data“. VanLeasing.com put together an interesting infographic where they detail the 8 reasons why your vehicle will never reach […]

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Clocking Still a Concern

PRESS RELEASE UK Buyers Now Most at Risk Vehicle History Expert CARTELL.IE report today (November 25) that “clocking” is still prevalent in the market – particularly for potential buyers of UK vehicles. Cartell.ie examined a random sample of 4,479 vehicle history checks carried out on the site by potential buyers in September and October. The […]

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CPG: Why are cars more expensive at a dealer?

Car Pricing Specialists Car Price Guide (CPG) are considering dealer pricing and asking the question why are cars more expensive there? It’s a question we all as industry professionals hear in our work with the public and put simply many car drivers and buyers just don’t understand the value that the dealer offers. We at […]

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Beware the “Trending” Scams in Marketplace

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle History Check Expert CARTELL.IE today (20th October) issue consumer advice to avoid “trending” scams in the marketplace. Private transactions involving a motor vehicle can be difficult and the market environment can be treacherous for the buyer, and sometimes for the seller, of a vehicle. Here are some of the current scams in […]

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What did the Budget mean for the motorist?

“Not a lot of change!” says vehicle history expert Cartell.ie – unless you are a commercial vehicle owner. Minister Michael Noonan did not touch motor taxation rates for the private vehicle in Budget 2016. This is the third year in a row the Minister has left the rates as they were – meaning we are […]

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Road Safety Week – we can all improve on bad habits

It’s Road Safety Week and vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is always anxious to promote and encourage safe use of the road. There has been some progress made since last year in certain respects but unfortunately some of us are still making mistakes and this can lead to grave consequences – fatal in some cases. Not […]

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Written-Off Vehicle’s granted VRT Refunds

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE announce today (October 1) the number of written-off vehicles exported out of the State and issued a VRT refund. In August Cartell.ie announced that 3,284 vehicles had been exported out of the State and of those 556 or 17% had Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) refunded by the Government. Refund […]

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Which Vehicle Manufacturers are making profit?

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie is looking at manufacturer profit. As we approach the end of Q3 we’re considering recently published results for Q2 2015 to give the run-down on which manufacturers are making money globally and which are still in the red as the world exits recession. Let’s start with the good news first. Ford […]

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Cartell team up with TecDoc for Auto Trade EXPO

CARTELL SHOWCASES AT AUTO TRADE EXPO  Vehicle History and Data Expert CARTELL.IE  announce today (16th September) it will join forces with long term business partner TecDoc – Europe’s leading parts data information provider – at the Auto Trade EXPO in Dublin in October (17th & 18th October) Cartell.ie will showcase at the EXPO its range […]

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Frankfurt Motor Show Highlights

[updated: this blog updated 17th September to show some details from the new BMW 7 Series which has some cool new tech] Vehicle history check expert Cartell.ie likes to keep up-to-date with the latest developments on the motor show circuit and the Frankfurt show is certainly one of the biggest shows on the planet. German […]

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Cartell.ie have fun at the Cannonball run!

Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE had fun today at the Cannonball run! The run- sponsored by Cartell.ie business partners Carzone.ie among several others (the lead sponsor is Manhattan)- is an event run for the purpose of generating funds for Irish children’s charities. This year we got the chance to check out the high-end vehicles early and […]

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Written off vehicles in excess of 257,000 last year in UK

Vehicle data expert Cartell.ie reports on interesting insights published in the UK by Motortrader on the number of written off vehicles in the UK – and their value. Accident Exchange, UK post-accident specialists, are quoted as estimating the number of write-offs last year topped 257,000 -worth an estimated £2bn (€2.74bn). The company said almost 12% […]

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Pre-Registrations by Manufacturers again criticised

Vehicle data expert Cartell.ie report on news this past week of criticism directed against vehicle manufacturers for pre-registering (sometimes called “self-registering”) cars. Pre-registration is when a vehicle manufacturer or dealer registers a vehicle before lining up a buyer in the open market. The process is thought to boost end-of-month sales figures by allowing targets to […]

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Cartell.ie introduces a new Car Price Guide (CPG)

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie has launched its new Car Price Guide (CPG) in its trade services and is currently free to registered users who carry out a car history check. CPG is based on Advertised prices. Cartell.ie has being loading cars onto Carzone.ie, Autotrader and Adverts.ie via registration for a number of years […]

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Frankfurt Motor Show preview

Vehicle history check expert Cartell.ie reports the 66th International Motor Show at Frankfurt will be upon us in September and we thought we’d preview four of the anticipated models expected to debute at the Show. One vehicle eagerly anticipated will be the 2016 Audi A4. The A4 is proving tremendously popular with used car buyers […]

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Luxury Motor Vehicle Exodus

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle data experts CARTELL.IE report today (August 18) that luxury vehicles like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Bentley, feature in the list of vehicles issued a refund under the “VRT Export Repayment Scheme”. So far in 2015 there have been 3,284 vehicles exported out of the State. Of those vehicles 556 (or 17%) […]

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Old Skool Toyota Run

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie was delighted to support this great event which took place last Saturday 8th August @ Lee Valley Golf and Country Club, Ovens Co. Cork. Here is some background and we posted (below) some pics: “The idea Started From a few Cork Toyota Enthusiasts taking Sunday spins around the west cork scenary […]

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Ted’s Opel Vauxhall Run 2015

Vehicle History Check Expert Cartell.ie is delighted to sponsor Ted’s Opel Vauxhall Run 2015 which takes place on Saturday next August 8th. This Annual Run has grown to be one of the country’s largest Opel Vauxhall gatherings. Now in it’s eighth year the event attracts enthusiasts from all corners of the country. The 2015 base for […]

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Cartell.ie drives the 2016 Audi A4

2.0TFSi Petrol 190Bhp 109g/km CO2 4.8l/100km – 3.0TDi Diesel 272bhp – Drag Co-efficient of 0.23 (Best in Class) -19 Speakers with 755 Watts -2.0 TDI 150bhp 109g/km CO2  3.7l/100km -Up to 120kg lighter  On the 10th of July 2015, we had the pleasure of driving the new A4. For a refreshing change (instead of the […]

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Cartell sponsors Stratisfear Cartell in Sovereign’s Cup

Vehicle History Check expert Cartell.ie were delighted to sponsor Stratisfear Cartell and its 10-man-crew for the Sovereign’s Cup. 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the inaugural Sovereign’s Cup in Kinsale. Kinsale is located at the start of the much acclaimed Wild Atlantic Way. According to the event website: “Sovereign’s Cup was the brainchild of Denis Kiely in the […]

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Car Finance Levels Rising Fast

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (25 June 2015) that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 9.6%. The levels of finance in the market place are rising fast – the equivalent figure for December 2014 was 7% – marking a significant rise of almost 40%. […]

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